Trying to Find Some Meteorites
Most space rocks that are smaller in size than a football field tend to break apart when they come in direct contact with the Earth’s atmosphere. These rocks are traveling at a high speed, roughly thousands of miles per hour. So, there is a high chance that the object will crumble as pressure mounts and speed increases. That results in one bright flare! Recent studies show that less than 5 percent of the primary matter will ever make it to the ground. These meteorites that you may find will range from the size of a pebble to the size of a fist. If you are planning to look for meteorites after a meteor shower, think again! Most of these meteor showers come from comets and the material is pretty fragile.
Some of the smaller-sized comets will not even survive the trip into the Earth’s atmosphere. As per theories stated by experts, the Geminids and Taurids might send meteorites to the Earth’s surface once in a while. But it can be tough to find any remnants from these comets. It’s also hard to differentiate a meteorite from that an ordinary rock found on Earth. However, there are some places where it is easier to find meteorites, such as deserts. In sandy areas with more extensive and open sand regions and few rocks, darker-colored meteorites will stand out. In the same manner, you can spot some of them in icy cold deserts like Antarctica’s frozen plains.